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amateur opera singers getting ready for a performance in China
March 24, 2015

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Amateur opera singers transform themselves into their characters before a performance in China. “They all have day jobs and are extremely busy, but they have a passion for Hainan Opera,” writes Patrick Quinn, who submitted this picture to the recent Your Shot assignment Transitions: As the World Turns. “[This is] where they paint on masks and become someone else.”

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Photograph by Patrick Quinn, National Geographic Your Shot
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